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MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan have announced recipients of the COVID-19 Community Support Fund.

The fund was made available to help communities address a sharp increase in a wide range of needs arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions in employment, education, food, housing, and more. Funds were awarded to 45 communities in 17 counties to reduce the burden of these disruptions. In partnership with the awarded organizations, this funding ensures individuals and families have food and can make rent, that schools can teach, and that extra measures are taken to keep everyone safe.

“The COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for our communities and the organizations working to improve health within them,” said Jay Shrader, the Health System’s vice president of Community Health and Wellness. “There is virtually no part of life that has not been touched by this. These funds were made available to help organizations quickly respond to new needs and a new way of operating.”

The Health System and Security Health Plan supported the following organizations in addressing new challenges unique to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, Marshfield
  • Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe, Odanah
  • Birchwood Area Food Pantry, Birchwood
  • Blessings in a Backpack, DC Everest-Wausau-Mosinee, Schofield
  • Bruce School District, Bruce
  • Catholic Charities, Eau Claire
  • Chequamegon School District/North Campus, Glidden
  • Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Black River Falls
  • Chippewa County Criminal Justice Services, Chippewa Falls
  • Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, Chippewa Falls
  • Columbus Catholic Schools, Marshfield
  • Community Center of Hope Inc., Mosinee
  • Cornell School District, Cornell
  • CREATE Portage County, Stevens Point
  • Curtie Cares, Inc., Bloomer
  • Dodge County Food Pantry, Beaver Dam
  • Dodgeland School District, Juneau
  • Durand-Arkansaw School District, Durand
  • Embrace Services, Inc., Ladysmith
  • Family Health La Clinica, Wautoma
  • Family Worship Center, Park Falls
  • Feed My People, Inc., Eau Claire
  • Feed Our Rural Kids Inc, Eagle River
  • Feeding Our Communities with United Services (FOCUS), Wisconsin Rapids
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community, Crandon
  • Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services , Black River Falls
  • L.E. Phillips CDC Outreach Office, Chippewa Falls
  • Lake Holcombe School, Holcombe
  • Lakeland Family Resource Center (LFRC), Spooner
  • Lakeland Pantry / Howard Young Foundation, Arbor Vitae
  • Lakeland Union High School, Minocqua
  • Marathon County Hunger Coalition (an intiative of United Way), Wausau
  • Marshfield Area United Way, Marshfield
  • Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA, Marshfield
  • Marshfield Community Hopeline, Marshfield
  • Menominee Tribal Family Services, Shawano
  • Mental Health Task Force of Washburn County, Spooner
  • Nekoosa Public Schools, Nekoosa
  • North Central Community Action Program, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids
  • Osseo Weekend Food, Osseo
  • Owen Withee School District, Owen
  • Parkside School, Wautoma
  • Pepin Area Schools, Pepin
  • Peyton's Promise, Schofield
  • Phillips School District, Phillips
  • Pittsville Police Department, Pittsville
  • Prentice School District, Prentice
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church - ELCA, Eagle River
  • Project Reach Out, HDC, Superior
  • Reach, Inc., Eau Claire
  • Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, Rhinelander
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Marshfield, Marshfield
  • School District of Flambeau, Tony
  • School District of Horicon, Horicon
  • School District of Ladysmith, Ladysmith
  • School District of Marshfield, Marshfield
  • Shell Lake School District, Shell Lake
  • Siren School District, Siren
  • Society St Vincent DePaul St. Francis Xavier Conference, Inc., Merrill
  • Sokaogon Chippewa Community Health Clinic, Crandon
  • Soup or Socks Inc., Marshfield
  • Spooner Area School District, Spooner
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Webster
  • St. Vincent de Paul Outreach, Marshfield
  • Stevens Point Area YMCA, Stevens Point
  • The Family House on Heart Island, Rice Lake
  • The Salvation Army of Barron County, Rice Lake
  • Three Bridges Recovery Wisconsin Inc., Wisconsin Rapids
  • Vilas Food Pantry, Eagle River
  • Winter School District, Winter
  • Wood County Health Department, Wisconsin Rapids
  • YMCA of Dodge County, Beaver Dam

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